Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 22 (1907)


Lt 173, 1907

White, J. E.

Loma Linda, California

May 16, 1907

Previously unpublished.

James Edson White

My dear Son:

I am now seated in one of the best rooms in this sanitarium’s third story. I have been sustained on this journey, and I have spoken to the patients and family of Paradise Valley Sanitarium three times. The Lord blessed me. I spoke Sabbath to a full house very plainly. 1 Peter 2:1-12. Then I did not feel relieved of my burden, and I made appointment for Sunday afternoon. We had a very plain, decided work to do, and I told them they had done a work—physicians and those connected with the sanitarium—which they would have to meet in the judgment. Then I prayed with them, and the testimony meeting of confession went on and thus the work did advance while I was taking my cold bath. I have not time now, Edson, to give all particulars of my journey. 22LtMs, Lt 173, 1907, par. 1

Now, my son, do not be in haste to close up matters in Nashville, making gifts to this one and that one, limiting your means. You have embarrassments, and do not increase these embarrassments by keeping on the shortage line. I would say, Why do you make provision for a manufacturing establishment? I think here is where your embarrassments come in; let not the time pass in manufacturing. Take your time to create books, but do not consider that you have to create a manufacturing establishment. 22LtMs, Lt 173, 1907, par. 2

Minister in word and in doctrine, and walk humbly with God. I hope you will heed these words of caution. I know not why you should rush your work. Take time and consider. I write you these few lines. I am now going to see how we can open the work in Redlands. 22LtMs, Lt 173, 1907, par. 3

I pray most earnestly for you, my son. Make haste slowly, and be sure that you are on the Lord’s side and under the control of the Holy Spirit. I now go five miles into Redlands to see how we can begin and carry the work there. I shall return to St. Helena after this week; attend camp-meeting near Fresno. 22LtMs, Lt 173, 1907, par. 4

I will write again soon. 22LtMs, Lt 173, 1907, par. 5